- "I HATE BUGS!"
- ―Morse (from Alien3)
Robert Morse was an inmate at the Fiorina "Fury" 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit, one of several who stayed behind after the facility was officially closed down by Weyland-Yutani. He was involved in battling a lone Xenomorph that was born in the prison in 2179.
Foul-mouthed and argumentative, Morse was nonetheless the only person to survive the Xenomorph incident, although he was shot and wounded by commandos under the command of Michael Bishop, and was subsequently taken into custody by Weyland-Yutani. Following the incident, Morse wrote a book, Space Beast, detailing his experiences, but the manuscript was banned.
Ripley and the Dragon
Killing the Dragon
Moments later Michael Bishop and his team of Weyland-Yutani personnel arrived, too late to recover the adult specimen but still hoping to acquire the Queen embryo gestating inside Ripley. When Ripley turned down Bishop's offer and Morse began moving the gantry on which she stood away from them, one of the Weyland-Yutani Commandos shot him in the leg, badly wounding him, but he still managed to position the gantry above the furnace so that Ripley could throw herself into it. Morse was subsequently taken into Weyland-Yutani custody, his wounds were treated, and he was taken off of Fiorina 161.
In the Special Edition, Morse is tasked with guarding Golic when he is restrained in the infirmary. After the Dragon is successfully trapped in the nuclear waste tank, he makes the mistake of informing Golic of the creature's location; Golic convinces Morse to undo his restraints, then knocks him unconscious and releases the Xenomorph from captivity. After waking, Morse sheepishly informed Dillon of what had happened. When the prisoners subsequently hole up in the assembly hall, a match lit by Gregor gives Morse the idea of moving everyone to the foundry adjacent to the prison, where hopefully they will be safer from the Dragon.
Following the incident on Fiorina 161, Morse was relocated to another Class-C prison facility. His experiences with "The Beast" left him suffering from graphic nightmares, and also caused him to give up his faith in God. He subsequently wrote an account of the Xenomorph incident on Fiorina 161 called Space Beast, which was published in 2183. Due to its sensitive nature, the book was banned, although copies remained in circulation; almost two centuries after Morse's death, the auton Annalee Call was able to read his account, thus gaining more insight into Ellen Ripley. Morse eventually passed away in 2208.
Personality and Traits
While Morse's abuse was typically verbal in nature, he was not averse to attacking people physically, although his prowess in this regard was notably lower. Also, despite his routinely abrasive and confrontational personality, Morse was more friendly with Golic, who viewed him as a genuine friend. His attitude towards Ripley also noticeably softened as the incident on Fiorina 161 progressed, particularly following the destruction of the Dragon. Furthermore, his attitude even toward Aaron mellowed somewhat when the two reached a mutual agreement about waiting for the Weyland-Yutani team to arrive instead of going through with the bait-and-chase plan. Several of Morse's teeth were notably capped in gold.
- Alien Resurrection (novel) (mentioned only)
- Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report
- Deep Black (mentioned only)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, p. 133 (2014), Insight Editions.
- ↑ Morse's actor's (Danny Webb) height is 5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm), so that is also how tall Morse would have been.
- ↑ Vincent Ward (writer), David Fincher (director). Alien3 (1992), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 A. C. Crispin, Kathleen O'Malley. Alien Resurrection, p. 99 (1997), Warner Aspect.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Alien3 Collectible CardArt — 69. Morse (1992), Star Pics.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report: Space Beast insert, p. 8 (2014), Insight Editions.
- ↑ S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, p. 138 (2014), Insight Editions.
- ↑ Vincent Ward (writer), David Fincher (director). Alien3 Special Edition (2003), 20th Century Fox [DVD].